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Hi I'm Anjane'

I have lost a child and adopted one. I live in Mexico. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy reading, blogging, crafting, and spending time with family and friends. I love sweets and I hate traffic. I think that children are the best teachers. I had a painful chronic illness for 10 years of my life and have known loneliness, heartache, and unfair judgements. I have also known pure love, compassion and selflessness. I lost a son three weeks before my due date and know what it feels like to bury my child. I also know what it feels like to have the understanding that my son's spirit lives on and that I will be reunited with him someday. I have had to face the fact that I won't ever have another biological child, but have also been able to adopt a daughter who fills my life with more happiness than I thought possible. I am married to a man who loves and respects me. We both work at our marriage on a continual basis and are blessed with a wonderful friendship because of it. I grew up in AZ, and I live in Mexico while my husband attends medical school. I don't speak much Spanish, but love the people of Mexico. We are working with an orphanage to adopt another child. I believe that there is still a lot of good in the world and that life isn't easy, but that it is definitely worth living!

Why I am a Mormon

I think that I've always known that the church was true. The simple things were what made me believe that I had a Father in Heaven who understood and loved me. I remember praying for comfort when I had a bad dream, singing a song about Jesus and feeling His love for me, and watching my parents pay their tithing when they didn't have money to pay their bills, then watching as they were somehow provided with enough. As I got older, I was taught the values of the church and that living by the church's standards would make me happy. I knew early on in life that the Lord had a very specific plan for me here on earth. When I have followed what I believed He wanted me to do, I have been blessed with opportunities and experiences that I never thought possible. I live the gospel because it is the only thing that brings pure joy, clarity and peace to my soul. In a confusing and complicated world, that is what I crave, and the gospel of Jesus Christ gives me that.

How I live my faith

One of the ways I live my faith is by attending church. Going to church each week gives me the extra boost that I need to deal with day-to-day frustrations and disappointments. Even in Mexico, where I don't understand the language, I can feel uplifted and inspired by attending church. The majority of my adult life, I have worked with children in the church. Teaching children is my favorite, and most of the time I think that they end up teaching me more than I teach them! I also live my faith by trying to treat people with kindness and compassion. I teach my daughter how to trust Heavenly Father and Jesus, how to pray for help, and how to be nice to others. I keep the promises that I made to my husband when we were married for time and all eternity. I try to make good decisions, and when I fail, I try a little harder!